Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mom Awards 2013

The Mom Awards this year were awesome.  The best yet I'd say, minus one hiccup.
We decided to do the awards a bit different this year.  We realize that everyone is stylish, everyone is crafty, everyone is spiritual...all to one degree or another and so it seemed silly to bestow a different award to each mother.  We are all truly accomplished. ;)

We had everyone write a few lines or words about each of the moms attending and then put them together in a Wordle.  I "laminated" them with clear contact paper so they'd be more durable.  I attached mine to the fridge, next to the sink, that way when I'm doing dishes I can look up and see all these wonderful things my friends have said and remember that these dishes are important, if never-ending.

Jen put together a tear-jerking slide show.  We contacted family of the moms to obtain photos of them with their babies and she inserted some really beautiful quotes on motherhood.  It's so nice to be reminded once in a while that we're not alone.  That there are other mothers out there who are struggling to be patient, finding joy in the little victories, and striving to be better each day.

Moms are awesome.


Shelly Onofrio said...

I absolutely love this idea of doing mom awards every year. I love that you and your friends take the time to recognize each other and yourselves this way. Being a mom is the hardest job ever!

Bethany said...

Love it! And AMEN to all your wordle words!

Nicole said...

what a great idea.

and your "we are all truly accomplished" made me laugh. :)